Over $42,000 in door prizes were given away this year!
Below are the Door Prizes and winners from the 2018 Scuba Show. THANK YOU to the companies that make this possible.
Saturday Door Prizes
On Saturday, the first 25 people to show up at the California Diving News booth (the first exhibit in the door, #202) will receive a dive light from Underwater Kinetics. The latest release in UK’s line of divers’lights, the Mini-Q40 MKII is compact and reliable with performance you’ve never seen from a light this small. The Mini Q40 MK2 produces a high of 250 lumens for a maximum runtime of 5 hours. Rated waterproof to 500 feet, it is incredibly reliable and easy light to use, easy to operate even with heavy gloves. It comes with a mask strap attachment that makes it a practical choice for lobster hunting and other diving activities where you need your hands free. The Mini Q40 MK2 is powered by 4 AA batteries with a long-life LED bulb, in a robust ABS body design that will never corrode.
(Retail price $60 each, total approximate value $1,500)
Saturday Early Bird Prize #1:
Awarded at 11am
Winner: Kelli M., Bakersfield, CA
Mares Abyss 52 Regulator
The Abyss 52 is a high-end regulator that incorporates a Double Dynamic Flow Control (DFC) System that provides a consistent flow of air at any depth. The Natural Convection Channel (NCC) System and the design of the second stage (with more metal on the front cover), allows very high performance in cold water. The Abyss 52’s Pre-Oriented Pressure Ports provide for an ideal placement of hoses, even when using two independent regulators.
Saturday Early Bird Prize #2:
Awarded at 11:30am
Winner: John S., Studio City, CA
Atlantis Philippines – Dive Resorts & Liveaboards
7 nights’ accommodations at either Atlantis Puerto Galera or Atlantis Dumaguete for one (1) person. Included: deluxe accommodations, all meals at Toko’s Restaurant, coffee, tea and filtered water, unlimited Internet, unlimited scheduled boat dives (up to 5 per day including night diving), use of weights, and belts & air tanks. Not included: airfare, transfers, dive courses, dive equipment rentals, Nitrox fills, personal purchases, Verde Island dives (Puerto Galera), gratuity, local tours, Marine Park Fee, sodas, alcohol, spa, any additional taxes or local fees (where applicable). Trip must be taken by June 24, 2019. Trip has no cash value, is based on availability and is not transferable. Free trip cannot be used in conjunction with group trips.
(Approximate value $2,600)
Awarded at 12:00pm
Winner: James A., Rolling Hills, CA
DAN Rescue Pack Extended Oxygen Unit
This unit offers a larger supply of oxygen while still offering the full protection and the convenience of a Pelican 1600 case. Good for situations when emergency care is not immediately available.
(Retail Value: $650)
Awarded at 12:30pm
Winner: Doug M., Valley Village, CA
The Sherwood Maximus is a high performance regulator built to withstand the rigors of any diving you can find. Maintaining its storied history with the under arm hose, the Maximus will keep it low profile for the tighter quarters. The new powerful and edgy cosmetics give the Maximus a leg up on all the competition.
We had an opportunity to test dive the new Maximus regulator at our quarry operation, Mermet Springs in Belknap, IL. The Maximus was flawless from the top to the bottom. At 118 feet and in 42 degrees fresh water; conditions at a deep water quarry in the Midwest can be some of the most challenging environments for dive equipment. The Maximus did its job. It is a great looking regulator and breathes like a dream! GLEN FAITH | OWNER, MERMET SPRINGS
Awarded at 1:00pm
Winner: John W., Garden Grove, CA
Sea Safari Cruises
5 or 6 night liveaboard dive package for one with Sea Safari Cruises, operating 4 vessels in the Indonesian archipelago. This package is valid for a trip on either Sea Safari 6, Sea Safari 7, Sea Safari 8, or Cheng Ho, space permitting. All meals and dives are included. Not included are flights, marine park fees, tip for the crew and bar bill. This prize is non transferable.
(Approx value $2000-$2700)
Awarded at 1:30pm
Winner: Isaac V., Cypress, CA
Cabañas on Clark’s Cay
7 Nights stay for one person at the beautiful Cabañas on Clark’s Cay, Guanaja, Honduras. A 4-acre private island with 2 beaches, infinity pool, hot tub and lazy river. Package includes up to 3 boat dives per day, meals, airport transfers to/from the island, a welcome cocktail, and use of all non-motorized beach toys. Restrictions apply. (Approximate Value: $1,495)
Didn’t win? Be sure to stop by booth #235 for a second chance drawing to win a 7 night package at Villa on Dunbar Rock!!!
Awarded at 2:00pm
Winner: Art G., Fountain Valley, CA
Palau Dive Adventures
5-day Dive Package
Dive package includes 13 dives over 5 days, for one guest. On the two days we only do two dives, we will take trips to Peleliu (weather permitting) and Jellyfish Lake. If the weather does not allow us to go to Peleliu, we will substitute this for another dive.
Each week our diving begins on Monday and we finish up on Friday. Our dive packages for 2018 include airport transfers, Nitrox, lunch on all dive days, snacks between dives, tanks and weights, water. Dive permits, rental gear, flights and hotel are not included.
Awarded at 2:30pm
Winner: Andy B., Westminster, CA
Two Maui Sampler Packages, each consisting of one Turtle Reef Charter, one Molokini Crater Charter and One Lanai Charter.
(Value: $778 including taxes and fees.)
Awarded at 3pm
Winner: Christine D., Woodland Hills, CA
Miss Scuba Gift Package filed with Chick Apparel and Scuba Jewelry from our Ocean Collection
(Approximate value: $500)
Awarded at 3:30pm
Winner: Anthony P., Chino, CA
Bahía de los Angeles Whale Shark Package
Travel to a magical hidden bay in the Sea of Cortés where 85-220 Whale Sharks congregate every summer. This tiny town is not easy to get to, and there are very few visitors, which means you won’t see many other boats. You will be able to get in the water with loads of friendly whale sharks, plus Californian Sea Lions! Afternoon scuba diving on Gorgonian and Black coral. This is a unique and authentic Mexican experience, not to be missed! The package includes transportation from the Nautilus hospitality suite in San Diego to Bahía de los Angeles and back, and 5 nights hotel accommodation. It does not include airfare to/from San Diego, dive and travel insurance, dive gear rental, or gratuities. This package is non-transferable and has no cash value. Depending on space available on one of our 10 trips in 2018.
Awarded at 4pm
Winner: Yu-Hsien S., Irvine, CA
Aqua Lung i450T Wrist Computer
The i450T is a features-powerhouse that suits a world of diverse diving adventures. Intuitive and sporty, it’s the perfect wrist computer to take you to new places.
Designed for the active diver and the travel diver, the i450T has flexibility and intuition packed into an attractive design. Its features were crafted to be intuitive and easily navigated for an optimal dive experience. The optional hoseless gas integration de-clutters your dive for a more streamlined feel. For all its meaningful engineering, the i450T hasn’t forgotten aesthetics – its sporty eye-catching design is easy to wear through life’s everyday adventures.
Awarded at 4:30pm
Winner: Vickie N., Mission Viejo, CA
Marco Vincent Dive Resort
7 nights at Marco Vincent dive resort, which is on the island in Mindoro, Philippines. The prize includes accommodation in a super deluxe room with daily breakfast, 18 boat dives exploring the Verde Island Passage including a day trip to Verde Island. Also included are a free massage, unlimited WIFI usage and domestic transfers to the resort. Not included: international flights, nitrox use and rental equipment. (Value US$ 2,000)
Anthony’s Key Resort
All-inclusive 7- night Package for Two
7 nights Standard-Hill room hotel accommodations * Air tanks, weight belts & weights * Buoyancy control workshop * 3 single tank boat dives per day, 2 single tank night boat dives per week * shore diving during shop hours.
* Daily Dolphin Show presentations * Full American meal Plan – 3 meals daily * Welcome Island Cocktail and presentation * Day Excursion to Maya Key * Island Fiesta Night on the Key Kayaking * Entrance to Roatan Museum * Airport transfers and airline ticket reconfirmation.
Expires June 29, 2019 excluding holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas).
(Approximate value: $2,624)
Sunday Door Prizes
Sunday morning, the first 25 people to show up at the California Diving News booth (the first exhibit in the door, #202), and who would like to take advantage of it, will receive a $50 certificate toward a scheduled dive trip aboard any boat in the Truth Aquatics Fleet.
(Retail price $50.00 each, total approximate value $1,250)
Sunday Early Bird Prize #1:
Awarded at 11am
Winner: Michael Z., Huntington Beach, CA
Faber Hot Dipped Galvanized Scuba Cylinder, Item # FXG100DVB: 100 CF 3442 PSI Steel Scuba Cylinder includes DIN/Yoke Valve and Boot, featuring Faber’s exclusive phosphatized-cleaned internal service providing the best internal finish on the market today.
(Approximate value: $503)
Sunday Early Bird Prize #2:
Awarded at 11:00am
Winner: Shannon G., Altadena, CA
Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Diving
8 day/7 night liveaboard dive package for 1 with Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Diving…the official liveaboard company of ScubaRadio! The package is valid aboard the Caribbean Explorer II in the Northeastern Caribbean (Saba/St. Kitts itinerary). Package includes 7 nights’ accommodations, meals and 5 days of diving with up to 5 dives a day. Some restrictions apply.
(Approximate value: $2,095)
Awarded at 11:30pm
Winner: Jarrett L., Tarzana, CA
Ocean Reef G.divers Mask and Surface Air Valve
A state of the art Integrated Dive Mask from Ocean Reef. The mask allows divers to breath easily through their nose or mouth, eliminates problems like fogging or mask leaks, and keeps their face warm and dry during the dive! Winner can chose from four different colors and two sizes. A surface air valve is included, allowing the diver to conserve their tank air while surface swimming.
(Approximate value: $736)
Awarded at 12pm
Winner: Kelly F., Los Angeles, CA
All Star Liveaboards: Blackbeard’s Cruises
Week-long Scuba adventure aboard Blackbeard’s for one!
Valid for travel between Sept 1 – Dec 15, 2018 & Jan 1, 2019—March 15, 2019. Not Redeemable for Cash. Does not include port tax, park fee and tip for crew (15% prepaid). 20 day booking restriction applies which means reservations will be confirmed no sooner than 20 days prior to departure. Bring a paying guest and share a double bunk and we will waive the 20 day restriction. Nontransferrable, not for resale and void if sold.
(Maximum Value: $995.00)
Awarded at 12:30pm
Winner: Robert S., Santa Clarita, CA
TUSA IQ1204 DC Solar Link Dive Computer
This is the next generation of TUSA’s solar-powered devices. Solar and indoor florescent recharging eliminates the need to replace batteries while the zero-maintenance factory seal prevents flooding and provides worry-free 3-year warranty reliability. Other features include: free dive log app with transfer to your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth® SMART technology; 4-Mix Gas support; free-dive mode; time modes including stopwatch, timer, alarm and world time; full-auto LED backlight, and the watch is available in four colors: Black (BK), Black Gold (BKG)*, White Blue (WBL), White Rose Gold (WPG).
Awarded at 1pm
Winner: Jodi D., Torrance, CA
Sunset House, Grand Cayman
5 Nights accommodation in a beautiful oceanview room, plus four days of two-tank boat dives and unlimited shore diving for two. Some restrictions apply.
(Approximate value: $2,200)
Awarded at 1:30pm
Winner: Bobby B., Huntington Beach, CA
Lissenung Island Resort, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
6 nights accommodation in a single room with ensuite bathroom, three meals per day, round trip airport transfers, 4 dive days with 2 boat dives per day, complimentary shore diving on our house reef (before 6pm, tanks, weights, dive guide and beverages during boat dives, return Kavieng airport transfer. Some restrictions apply.
(Approximate value: $1,885
Awarded at 2:00pm
Winner: Debbie B., Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Dive International
1 YUCATAN EXPLORER DIVE PACKAGE
Including 8 dives: 4 local + 2 Cenotes + 2 Cozumel
Value US$ 569
Awarded at 2:30pm
Winner: Kendall H., Victorville, CA
G2 Console (G2C) Dive Computer with Quick Release
The most diverse and customizable console computer available. Thoughtful design details include an easy-to-read screen, intuitive menu system, and personalized color choices – – the G2C is literally tailored to you. With a multitude of features, ease of use, screen options, ultra-reliable air pressure monitoring, long lasting battery, and the ability to use as much or as little technology as you like, the G2C is designed to go wherever your passion for diving takes you.
Awarded at 3:00pm
Winner: Barbara P., San Diego, CA
Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino, Bonaire
Seven-night stay at 2-night stay for 2 people at the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino
Offer includes accommodation and 7 days and 6 nights with breakfast daily and a shore diving package. Transportation, food and beverages and incidentals are the responsibility of the guest. This offer is valid for travel from April through December and must be completed within 12 months of the certificate issue date. Other restrictions apply.
Retail value $1,750
Awarded at 3:30pm
Winner: Glenn B., Agoura Hills, CA
7mm Creator Wetsuit
Tailormade 7mm neoprene wetsuit from Kalypse using state of the art 3-D measurement techniques to ensure an unmatched fit and feel. This technology provides an optimal thermal protection and outstanding agility in the water. 4-way stretch, soft Jersey interior, manual bonding, dorsal zip, very attractive. Customize a men’s or women’s’ design with a selection of colors.
SUNDAY PREMIUM PRIZE:
Awarded at 4:00pm
Winner: Giavaughna N., Compton, CA
BLUE OCEAN ART
“Kelp Forest Damsels”
Bright orange Garibaldis jump out from the blue backdrop of the San Clemente Island Kelp Forest. An archival fine art print, 18” x 48”, on Aluminum composite with satin anodized aluminum backing frame, Kelp Forest Damsels is the product of Jim Hellemn’s revolutionary underwater photography techniques that produce the only underwater landscape photography in the world. These techniques allow Jim to capture the spectacular colors of the underwater world in wide landscape views, making his images truly one of a kind. Numbered limited edition, signed by Artist Jim Hellemn.
SCUBA SHOW GRAND PRIZE:
Awarded at 4:30pm
Winner: Rick N., Huntington Beach, CA
8 Day 7 Night Dive Cruise Package on Solitude Adventurer in Raja Ampat, Indonesia for One Person (based on twin or double sharing Deluxe Cabin sharing). This voucher is valid for redemption until 31 Dec 2018 and can be used for Cruise Departure Schedule in 2018 & 2019. Included: Full‐Board Meal Plan with in‐between meal snacks; 3 or 4 daily guided boat day‐dives, return Sorong airport transfer to Solitude Adventurer. Upgrades and supplements are available at discounted rates. Taxes, fees and other standard terms & conditions apply. (Value $3,465.)